Re: i386 kernel modules unusable due to .plt sections

From: Mark Johnston <markj_at_freebsd.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 11:32:43 -0400
On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 05:29:34PM +0200, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Aug 2021 17:24:58 +0300 Konstantin Belousov
> <kostikbel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 03:41:30PM +0200, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> >> I use devel/llvm* to build base and just switched to llvm12.  It seems
> >> that on i386 clang12 uses R_386_PLT32 relocations for some calls to at
> >> least memset, memcpy and __stack_chk_fail (clang11 uses R_386_PC32).
> >> These are converted to R_386_JMP_SLOT relocations by the linker which
> >> aren't supported by the kernel, e.g. loading linux.ko gives "kldload:
> >> unexpected relocation type" from sys/i386/i386/elf_machdep.c.  The PLT
> >> entries also depend on a base pointer in %ebx but kernel modules aren't
> >> compiled with -fPIC, so this can't work and I suspect this is a
> >> regression in clang12.
> >> 
> >> The following code shows the difference between clang11 and clang12:
> >> 
> >> --------
> >> #include <string.h>
> >> 
> >> void *
> >> test_memset(void *p, int c, size_t len) {
> >>         return (memset(p, c, len));
> >> }
> >> 
> >> void *
> >> test_memcpy(void *dst, const void *src, size_t len) {
> >>         return (memcpy(dst, src, len));
> >> }
> >> 
> >> void *
> >> test_memmove(void *dst, const void *src, size_t len) {
> >>         return (memmove(dst, src, len));
> >> }
> >> --------
> >> 
> >> Output of "readelf -r test.o" when compiled with "clang12 -c test.c -m32":
> >> r_offset r_info   r_type              st_value st_name
> >> 0000002c 00000504 R_386_PLT32         00000000 memset
> >> 00000067 00000304 R_386_PLT32         00000000 memcpy
> >> 000000a7 00000402 R_386_PC32          00000000 memmove
> >> 
> >> With clang11:
> >> r_offset r_info   r_type              st_value st_name
> >> 00000036 00000502 R_386_PC32          00000000 memset
> >> 00000083 00000302 R_386_PC32          00000000 memcpy
> >> 000000d2 00000402 R_386_PC32          00000000 memmove  
> > 
> > Are you asking (for somebody) to add R_386_JMP_SLOT to i386/elf_machdep.c?
> > Like this, not even built.
> > 
> > diff --git a/sys/i386/i386/elf_machdep.c b/sys/i386/i386/elf_machdep.c
> > index 3754b36d9e33..a26a4189e0ee 100644
> > --- a/sys/i386/i386/elf_machdep.c
> > +++ b/sys/i386/i386/elf_machdep.c
> > _at__at_ -245,6 +245,7 _at__at_ elf_reloc_internal(linker_file_t lf, Elf_Addr relocbase, const void *data,
> >  			break;
> >  
> >  		case R_386_GLOB_DAT:	/* S */
> > +		case R_386_JMP_SLOT:
> >  			error = lookup(lf, symidx, 1, &addr);
> >  			if (error != 0)
> >  				return (-1);
> 
> No, I've tried that.  It handles the relocation but callers still don't
> setup %ebx as PIC register.  I'm looking for someone to confirm it's a
> compiler bug and not a missing flag or something.  I tried -fno-plt and
> that has no effect.

Does disabling -zifunc-noplt fix the problem?  I believe it's set by
default for i386.
Received on Fri Aug 27 2021 - 15:32:43 UTC

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